vine

noun
\ ˈvīn How to pronounce vine (audio) \

Definition of vine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground also : the stem of such a plant
b : any of various sprawling herbaceous plants (such as a tomato or potato) that lack specialized adaptations for climbing

vine

verb
vined; vining

Definition of vine (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to form or grow in the manner of a vine

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But somehow the wannigans hold together, principally because of the tough vines used to bind the logs. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River," 16 Feb. 2019 Terroir that had once been evenly split between indigenous red and white vines now shifted almost exclusively to white. Tom Downey, WSJ, "A Spanish Food and Wine Region Comes Alive Again," 6 Dec. 2018 Its new vines would soon carpet most of the valley. Russell Gold, WSJ, "Harvard Quietly Amasses California Vineyards—and the Water Underneath," 10 Dec. 2018 Those who Klump, on the other hand, were afforded authority because of how low-effort their vines look. Casey Newton, The Verge, "A majority of Americans don’t think social networks are good for the world," 21 Nov. 2018 Even the French have taken heed: famed wine family Taittinger planted its first vines in Chilham last year and English sparkling wine secured more gold medals than Champagne at the 2018 Sommelier Wine Awards. Tyler Wetherall, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kent Is Poised to Be the U.K.'s Napa Valley," 14 Sep. 2018 Have a drink amongst the vines in the beautiful vineyard at Venissa and walk next door for a more relaxed, family style lunch at Alla Maddalena. Skye Mcalpine, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Navigating Venice During the Film Festival," 28 Aug. 2018 But at the mostly alfresco Arabian Tea House Café, the courtyard buzzes at brunch, as huge platters of Arab mezes and breads hit tables shaded by vines, and women in abayas gossip over pots of mint tea. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "Andrew Zimmern's Back-Alley Tour of Dubai Dining," 18 Oct. 2018 The thin wooden planks are woven together with the hardy Japanese native kiwi vine and generously spaced for gaping views of the rushing river 45 feet below. Jamie Moore, USA TODAY, "The world’s 10 most amazing suspension bridges," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of vine

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vine

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French vigne, from Latin vinea vine, vineyard, from feminine of vineus of wine, from vinum wine — more at wine

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vine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vine

: a plant that has very long stems and that grows along the ground or up and around something (such as a wall or tree)

vine

noun
\ ˈvīn How to pronounce vine (audio) \

Kids Definition of vine

: a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground

Other Words from vine

vinelike \ -​ˌlīk \ adjective

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